Popular roofing grows in ‘cool’ energy efficiency

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ExteriorRoofing

Using cool roofing technology has been recognized as one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways of lowering energy consumption. But up until now, “going green” meant “going white” for energy-efficient cool roofing.

“While white is naturally reflective, Solaris innovative technology puts color where white used to be and produces a shingle that reflects solar energy,” explained Charlie Beeck, president of Tropical Roofing and Raing-utters Inc., one of Hawaii’s leading Solaris dealers.

Solaris forms a barrier between the sun and your energy bills with a solar reflective shingle that can reduce your roof’s temperature in the summer. That means lower energy costs and greater savings over the life of your roof.

Solaris is ecologically smart, beautifully durable and architecturally ideal for sunny climates, or anywhere that solar heat is a challenge. It’s so “cool,” it’s rated for rebates.

Solaris shingles are Energy Star-qualified roofing products that meet both solar reflectance and thermal emissivity requirements. The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of Feb. 17, 2009 enables homeowners to receive up to a $1,500 tax credit if they install specific energy-efficient products that carry an Energy Star rating.

Rated by Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for cool roofs, Solaris shingles may qualify for credits/points in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and other “green” programs that apply in your area.

Tropical Roofing and Raingutters is a certified Five Star installer. The company will provide free estimates for your project upon request.

Beeck noted that as temperatures rise, the demand for Solaris roofing has continued to increase for all projects, including single-family residences, townhomes and commercial buildings.

Tropical Roofing and Raingutters donated Solaris roofing for The Cat House at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Beeck commented that with Solaris roofing cooling the interior of the facility by 10 to 12 degrees, the Hawaiian Humane Society now has “the coolest cats in town.”

TROPICAL ROOFING AND RAINGUTTERS INC.
contact // 847-0030
address // 94-078 Leokane St.